Police break up peaceful legal pro Israel protest.

Below is an article from Ynet news. I re post it here because it is such a blatant and unsubtle example of some of the articles and interviews that Ezra Levant has written and given recently. We have in Sweden, a situation where supporters of Israel have been given a legal permit to have a Raleigh (Demonstration simply inst the right word) and when they where attacked with eggs bottles and tear gas, the police made the  pro Israel people leave. Clearly there is a failure of due process and use of state force.

I fully understand how the police might in some circumstances ask pro Israel supporters to remove themselves where they might come to harm and the state cannot protect them due to absurdly lopsided numbers. But over and over again we see police treating peaceful pro Israel supporters treated as instigators and threatened with arrest while the pro Hamas protests are flagrantly breaking law after law in plain sight. This example below perhaps is merely beyond my ability to explain it away as anything other than state hostility to its Jewish members.

Pro-Israel rally crashed in Sweden

Protestors gathered to support Israel were pelted with eggs and bottles, then dispersed by police

01.25.09, 17:10 / A pro-Israel rally in Malmo, Sweden was torn apart Sunday by pro-Palestinian residents who arrived on the scene with eggs, bottles, and tear gas grenades which they threw at Israel’s supporters. Police dispersed the entire crowd.

Hundreds of people took part in the rally in support of Israel, which was held at the city’s main square. Elad Meier, a Bnei Akiva and Jewish Agency envoy to Sweden said it was organized by Malmo’s Jewish community and Sweden’s Democratic Party.

Pro-Israel demonstration in Malmo (Photo: Elad Meier)

Protesters carried signs that said ‘Stop eight years of Qassams’ and ‘Peace for children in Israel and Gaza’. The organizers received a police permit for the demonstration.
However, a number of pro-Palestinian protesters who did not have a permit to demonstrate took to the streets in retaliation to the approved rally. They were not dispersed by police despite lacking a permit.

“At some point, about a half an hour after the protest began, pro-Palestinian protesters began to throw eggs, bottles, and even a tear gas grenade,” Meier recounted.

He added that the lawless protesters disconnected the speakers brought to the square by the Jewish community while its leader was speaking. The act brought the pro-Israel rally to an end, as others could not speak.

At this point, Meier said, police stepped in and asked the unruly protestors to leave. Officers then proceeded to clear the square of all present, including those who had received permission to demonstrate

The Jewish community in Malmo was angered by the police’s conduct, and its president has lodged an official complaint stating that only those who had protested without a permit should have been dispersed.

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